Write the expression that means
subtract 14 from 𝑌.
Almost immediately, you recognize
that we’re doing subtraction, because we have the word subtract.
Now we need to figure out the
order that the 14 and the 𝑌 go in. The key here is the word from.
“From” tells us what we are
starting with. So if we’re going to subtract 14
from 𝑌, we have to start with 𝑌.
The 14 comes from the 𝑌, which
means we start with 𝑌 and then we take away 14. We write the expression that means
subtract 14 from 𝑌 by writing 𝑌 minus 14.